Man oh man, what a weird and wild time and the last year has seen Covid-19 put a hold on all our running experiences. We have missed the magic of races, the rich experiences of spending time with our friends on the roads and trails and then retelling the war stories at the club gazebo and being celebrated at the socials.
Given the latest situation with regards to WPA not yet issuing licences and road races still on the back-burner, the AAC committee have decided to suspend full membership for the 2021 racing calendar. The decision has been made to reduce membership to R100 until such time that final decisions come from WPA with regards to licences and races. We hope that this will also allow our memberships some breathing room in what is for many a tenuous time financially.
Given the current situation members who pay R100 will still receive, amongst others, the following benefits.
- A monthly 5km time trial
-Twice weekly track access when the City reopens sports grounds
-The newsletter will continue to be distributed twice a month
-Access to the AAC official Whatsapp group to see news of training runs, club notices and WPA information
-Regular social media posts of our members on Facebook and Instagram
-Responses to information requests through email@example.com within 48 hours
As a club we have no flexibility to enable us to do what we do and that is to RUN. We are both legally and morally obliged to support the directives issued by our State President even though this is not how we planned to start 2021.
Once licences are eventually issued and races resume, full membership fees of R400 will be prorated accordingly and this R100 will count towards the fees. If you have already made a R400 payment you are most welcome to liaise with us on refunds and any other details. The team is busy finalising an online membership document and payment system as membership evenings are currently not possible. The information will be available next week via the newsletter and social media.
Thank for your support and understanding in this regard! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions